2015 Luca Beso de Dante (750ml)

Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina

92WA
91V
91WS
91JS

The blend of the 2015 Beso de Dante was the same as the 2014, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Malbec and 10% Cabernet Franc and is also sourced from the same Vista Flores and Altamira vineyards in the Valle de Uco. The freshness and balance of the vintage is clear here, with better balance, very classical and somehow dominated by the Cabernet flavors and tannins. This is a great assemblage of the varieties, keeping the character of the cooler places and cooler year. 18,000 bottles produced.

92 points, Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Issue # 228 - Dec 2016)

Bright ruby-red. Very pure aromas of blackberry, licorice, violet and menthol. Juicy, spicy and firmly built, offering lovely intensity to its black fruit and spice flavors. Hints of dried tobacco and cedar add interest, but there's nothing green about this wine. The Cabernet component comes through in the wine's solid structure. Finishes with a smooth dusting of tannins and lingering notes of dried fruits and flowers. The 2013 bottling was clenched by comparison.

91 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Jul 2017)

Powerful and well-structured, with good cut to the dark currant, dark cherry and black olive flavors, backed by firm acidity and tannins. Shows notes of underbrush that are on the savory finish, with cocoa powder accents. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2021. 1,100 cases made, 1,100 cases imported.

91 points, Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator (Mar 2018)

A big and rich red with lots of fruit and tannins. Full body, flavorful and dense. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, malbec and cabernet franc. Needs time to soften and come together. Better in 2019.

91 points, James Suckling (Jun 2017)

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